New York opens buildings for “Archtober”

New York opens buildings for “Archtober”

(Relaxnews) – New York’s skyscrapers will be under the spotlight next month with the launch of the fourth annual “Archtober“, a city-wide celebration of architecture and design. The festival will see the Big Apple throw open its doors for a series of guided tours, lectures and exhibitions throughout the month of October. Highlights include the […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Watches & Wonders: women’s watches get technical, black is back, Asia reigns

Watches & Wonders: women’s watches get technical, black is back, Asia reigns

(Relaxnews) – We check out some of the major market trends as Watches & Wonders kicks off. Running September 30 to October 2 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event sees over ten thousand press and buyers from across Asia converge to explore this year’s models from 13 of the biggest luxury watchmakers. […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Japan’s bullet train hits half century

Japan’s bullet train hits half century

(OMIYA-AFP) – Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan’s arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world. Less than two decades after a bitter World War II defeat that left much of the […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Solar-powered family car Stella rides California coast

Solar-powered family car Stella rides California coast

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – A solar-powered family car completed its drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco fueled by good vibes and pure California sunshine. And after turning the heads of gobsmacked onlookers during its journey up California’s scenic Pacific Coast Highway, the creators of “Stella” are dreaming of a day when their futuristic vehicle is […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Newlywed Clooneys to go from palazzo party to gondola glide

Newlywed Clooneys to go from palazzo party to gondola glide

(VENICE-AFP) – The kiss was smoochy, the cake divine and the dancing nearly till dawn, but George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were expected to make the most of their first day as a married couple with a Sunday gondola ride through Venice. Hordes of excited tourists and media staked out their hotel, hoping to catch […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Prolific Prince goes funk, rock, sci-fi with two albums

Prolific Prince goes funk, rock, sci-fi with two albums

(NEW YORK-AFP) – As the funky bass quiets down near the start of one of Prince’s two new albums, a soothing female voice informs that medication has put him in “suspended animation” for 45 years. Is the 56-year-old megastar speaking of his own career, or does the song imagine his body being frozen? No matter […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Chris Hemsworth hacks to stop terrorists in ‘Blackhat’

Chris Hemsworth hacks to stop terrorists in ‘Blackhat’

(Relaxnews) – The “Thor” star has traded his hammer for a keyboard in Michael Mann’s new thriller, for which the first trailer has hit the internet. The release of a new Michael Mann movie is always a highly anticipated event. Now the director, who has been regrettably absent in the six years following his John […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Gone with the Wind’ sweeps back for 75th anniversary

‘Gone with the Wind’ sweeps back for 75th anniversary

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Rhett Butler may not give a damn, but fans of “Gone with the Wind” are more than happy to see the 1939 classic return to cinemas for its 75th anniversary. Special screenings are scheduled at 650 theaters around the United States on Sunday and Wednesday, while Turner Classic Movies is releasing a commemorative […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Tom Ford moves Fall-Winter 2015 show to Los Angeles

Tom Ford moves Fall-Winter 2015 show to Los Angeles

(Relaxnews) – Always defying our expectations, Tom Ford already made headlines this season by broadcasting his show live online for the first time. But the designer has outdone himself with the latest announcement. Instead of presenting his next collection in London, as he has done since 2011, Ford will hold his Fall-Winter 2015-2016 runway show […]

27.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Nespresso teams up with Riedel glassmakers on new collection

Nespresso teams up with Riedel glassmakers on new collection

(Relaxnews) – Glassmaker Riedel has teamed up with Nespresso to create two tasting glasses to further enhance the taste experience for coffee drinkers. The “Reveal Collection” comprises two designs, “Intense” and “Mild”, each intended to bring out the aromas of the brand’s latest “Grands Crus” coffee blends. The bell-shaped “Intense” glass increases the overall intensity of aroma and taste, […]

27.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
McLaren launches Asia-only supercar

McLaren launches Asia-only supercar

(Relaxnews) – McLaren is taking a very bold step with the launch of the 625C, the first supercar it has ever built that it claims is smooth and refined enough for everyday use, but more importantly, it is the first car it has tailor-made for one particular group of clients. The McLaren 625C will only […]

27.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Most influential US chefs put on limited-edition stamps

Most influential US chefs put on limited-edition stamps

(Relaxnews) – Five of the USA’s most influential chefs including Julia Child and James Beard have been immortalized on limited edition US postage stamps. The chefs were chosen for “revolutionizing,” the country’s culinary landscape by introducing international ingredients and new flavors to Americans and bettering the nation’s understanding of food. “These chefs invited us to […]

27.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Gluten-free could soon be entirely optional thanks to…worms?

Gluten-free could soon be entirely optional thanks to…worms?

(Relaxnews) – A small pilot study achieved big results, reducing symptoms of Celiac’s disease — the autoimmune disorder that requires a gluten-free diet — by infecting participants with hookworms. “By the end of the trial, with worms onboard, the trial subjects were eating the equivalent of a medium-sized bowl of spaghetti, with no ill effects,” […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Online dating: good for finding partners, bad for keeping them?

Online dating: good for finding partners, bad for keeping them?

(Relaxnews) – Despite the surging popularity of online dating, it may not be the best bet for those looking to marry, according to researchers at Michigan State University, East Lansing, who set out to explore how couples’ meeting venues could play a role in the duration of the relationship. They examined married couples and couples […]

Record involvement of Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations in voter registration

Record involvement of Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations in voter registration

AAPI voters among fastest growing, even in midterm elections WASHINGTON, DC – Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) today announced a record number of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) serving organizations will participate in National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), with activities leading up to, during and after September 23.  The AAPI Islander populations are among […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Long Beach medical equipment firm owner in $2.6-M Medicare scam gets 2½ year prison term

Long Beach medical equipment firm owner in $2.6-M Medicare scam gets 2½ year prison term

LOS ANGELES – The former owner of a Long Beach medical supply company was sentenced today to 30 federal months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in restitution for his role in a scheme to provide unnecessary power wheelchairs to Medicare patients. Akinola Afolabi, 55, of Long Beach, received the sentenced from United […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Los Angeles to become home to largest InterContinental Hotel in the Americas

Los Angeles to become home to largest InterContinental Hotel in the Americas

(Relaxnews) – A new 73-storey, 900-room hotel is being planned for Los Angeles that will open in 2017 and upon completion, mark the InterContinental Hotels Group’s largest hotel in the Americas. At 1,100-feet-tall (335 meters), the luxury hotel project at the Wilshire Grand Center is poised to become a landmark on the city skyline, and […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Las Vegas hotels most popular among world’s richest guests: report

Las Vegas hotels most popular among world’s richest guests: report

(Relaxnews) – The splashy Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas has emerged the most popular hotel among the world’s richest, multi-millionaire guests. That’s according to a new report released by New World Wealth, which found that over a 12-month period beginning June 2013, the luxury hotel in Sin City received visits from 6,400 multi-millionaires, defined as […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
US beverage giants vow to cut calories to fight obesity

US beverage giants vow to cut calories to fight obesity

(NEW YORK-AFP) – US soft-drinks giants Tuesday promised to work to reduce the country’s beverage calorie consumption by 20 percent by 2025 in a campaign to counter obesity trends. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper Snapple pledged to provide smaller-sized bottles, and more water and other low- or no-calorie beverages, to the market to help bring […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Swing the Night Away with FASO on Oct. 18

Swing the Night Away with FASO on Oct. 18

Dance or simply listen to big band music, from Glenn Miller, Cole Porter to Duke Ellington, in “Swing the Night Away with FASO” on Saturday, October 18 at the Hilton Glendale. For the first time, the Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the first and only Filipino orchestra outside the Philippines, performs such big band gems as […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Music ·